In India, the last two decades have shown up the limitations of insider culture in an open economy. The licence raj, a stifling practice of that insider bias, has given way to the outsider-friendly free market, making millions richer. The cascading social effect is shrinking the traditional Indian family: according to the census, 44% urban and 53% rural households have more than four family members — those numbers were about 50% and 60% a decade ago. But the average household size is still above four in India, compared to two in Denmark, the least corrupt country. Read More

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